Interactions between fish and robots: An experimental study

Matteo Aureli, Francesca Fiorilli, Maurizio Porfiri

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Abstract

In this paper, we present an experimental study of gregarious fish collective behavior in the presence or absence of biomimetic vehicles. This study is aimed at developing a first understanding of fish shoal controllability using robotic exogenous mates. Macroscopic features of the group schooling are identified through laboratory experiments, conducted in a controlled environment. Experimental evidence proves the existence of qualitatively different shoal collective responses to the exogenous mate. We adapt global observables from statistical mechanics to capture the main features of the shoal collective motion, and identify possible distinct states of aggregation. Further, we investigate the effect of the exogenous mate on the shoal by using a diffusion mapping analysis performed on the global observables. The analysis shows that the exogenous mate is able to exert organizing control actions on the schooling behavior that generally result into a higher cohesion for the shoal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010
Pages923-930
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Sep 12 2010Sep 15 2010

Publication series

NameASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period9/12/109/15/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Aureli, M., Fiorilli, F., & Porfiri, M. (2010). Interactions between fish and robots: An experimental study. In ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010 (pp. 923-930). (ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2010; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2010-4098